On their fourth album “Ikaria”, Luxembourgish Extreme Progressive Metal band MINDPATROL invites the listeners to the eponymous city – a futuristic place, whose founders decided to shield present and future inhabitants from all immoral thoughts and acts by putting in place an artificial thought monitoring in order for this seemingly perfect place to work, a number of limitations to the inhabitants’ personal freedom are required.
A young woman named Myra is not affected by this monitoring due to her being deaf. Being free to act at will, she quickly finds her hands covered in blood, although her intention is to return their freedom of thoughts to Ikaria’s inhabitants. Once again, Mindpatrol join their narrative heavyweight with a self-written novel (sorry, German only so far), so listeners can dive deeper into the story.
With many of Metal sub-genres on their palette, Mindpatrol aim to not only paint a detailed picture of the events in Ikaria, but to put equal emphasis into intimate, introspective moments. In order to cover the entire ground entire ground between walls of sound as well as quiet thoughtful moments, Mindpatrol gave the mixing and mastering duties into the capable hands of Sebatian Levermann (Orden Ogan).
“Ikaria” is released on June 4th. via Greenzone Music
*Concept album in a science fiction setting / *Accompanied by a self-written novel / *Extreme Progressive Metal from tiny Luxembourg / *Mix & master by Sebastian Levermann (Orden Ogan).
*Luc Francois: Vocals *Yann Weidig: Guitar *Miguel Gruselle (Guitar) *Julien Barbarito (Bass) *Romain Gruselle (Drums)
1. Porcelain Skin 2. Permanent Solution 3. To Raise Another Wall 4. Stainless White 5. What The Bird’s Don’t Know 6. Freedom And The Birdcage 7. Ikaria 8. Unsung Healing Song 9. Trial Of A Simple Man 10. Terminus 11. Guilt 12. After I Called The Flame